City Lore and Long Island Traditions are proud to present a three-part film festival celebrating the rich coastal culture, maritime traditions, and lasting legacy of human engagement with the greater New York harbor. Join us for our second event in this series: a screening of the 2020 documentary, A World Within A World: Bay Houses […]

LI Traditions director Nancy Solomon will be giving a live presentation about bay houses and climate change at the monthly membership meeting of SPLASH in Freeport. The program is free! Join us on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:30pm. Located at 202 Woodcleft avenue, Freeport, NY.

Please join us on Saturday, July 23rd at 10:30am at the East Meadow Library located at 1886 Front Street in East Meadow for a meet-and-greet with baymen on Long Island. Long Island Traditions’ Executive Director, Nancy Solomon, will be joined by Flo and Paul Sharkey, Chuck Tekula, and Bill Fetzer. They will share stories about […]

Please join us on Thursday, July 14th at 7pm at Rock Hall Museum in Hempstead for a discussion on the bay houses of Long Island. Executive Director Nancy Solomon will be giving a presentation on bay houses history, maritime history, and the future of bay houses. To purchase tickets, click here. Rock Hall Museum is […]

Please join us at 7:30 pm at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington for the close of our Maritime Film Festival with the presentation of “Maiden.” “Maiden” tells the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year old woman who in 1989 headed the first all-female sailing crew in the Whitbread Round the World, a grueling yachting […]

A World Within a World: The Bay Houses of Long Island

Please join us at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY at 7:30 pm on June 21st for a special showing of “A World Within A World: The Bay Houses of Long Island.” The film, produced by filmmakers Barbara Weber and Greg Blank, examines the lives, history, and experiences of bay house owners in the […]

We regret to inform you that this trip is completely sold out! To get on our wait list, email  Members get early registration, so to increase your chances of getting on a boat next year, consider becoming a member! There are many other good reasons to become a member as well! Join us for […]

Please join us on June 14th at 7:30 pm at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY for a showing of “The Bungalows of Rockaway.” Produced by Jennifer Callahan and Elizabeth Harris in 2010, and narrated by Academy-Award winner Estelle Parsons, the film examines the historic bungalows of the Rockaways that were built by local […]

Please join us on Saturday, June 11th at 10:15 am at the Sachem Public Library for a book signing and discussion! Folklorist Nancy Solomon, the executive director of Long Island Traditions, has written a new book “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition” published by The History Press. In this […]

Thank you to Long Island Boating World magazine and Mark Nuccio for this wonderful article about Long Island Traditions’ Executive Director, Nancy Solomon and the work she does with the organization. The article is in the June 2022 edition or you can read it here – Nancy Solomon – Nuccio 6-22